Through the past decade, you’ve seen sweeping political upheaval, witnessed societal changes, and observed many world events from afar. Some of these events directly affect you as a Canadian citizen or resident, while others simply remind you that we’re living in exciting and memorable times. Learn more about commemorating the year 2022 with a collectors’ edition coin or coin set from the Royal Canadian Mint.
What Happened in 2022?
In contrast to 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian news to remember in 2022 may seem relatively tame. Or were they? This year will be remembered for several local, national, and worldwide events. Consider just a few of these points that capture what happened this year in Canada and beyond:
In February, we transitioned into the Chinese (or Lunar) New Year: It’s now the Year of the Tiger. Babies born during the Tiger year (which occurs every 12 years) are said to be adventurous, courageous, and extroverted.
In March, the Canadian men’s soccer team defeated Jamaica. This sends them to the 2022 FIFA World Cup for the first time in 37 years! Many younger people alive today won’t remember the last Canadian team in the World Cup in 1986.
In September, Queen Elizabeth II, one of the world’s longest-reigning monarchs, passed away and her son, King Charles III, ascended to the throne.
How Did These Events Make Their Way Into the Royal Canadian Mint?
Collecting Canadian coins can give you a sense of national pride and accomplishment as you cement your connection to the year 2022 with these small pieces of history. Take a look at our 2022 coin set options that come in silver (as well as Canada gold coins) to learn more about how to commemorate this landmark year.
The Lunar Year of the Tiger Fine Silver Coin
Are you looking for a commemoration of the Lunar New Year? Perhaps you have Chinese ancestry, you’re looking for a gift for a child born in the Year of the Tiger, or you simply enjoy the New Year festivities. This charming silver coin will remind you of the year that was and all it meant to you and your family.
The 50th Anniversary of the Summit Series Fine Silver Coin
If you’re a hockey fan, you’ve likely heard of this moment — when the Canadian team defeated the U.S.S.R. in 1972 — and perhaps you even witnessed it yourself. Select this coin to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of this legendary game that lives on in the Canadian collective memory and inspires our imaginations.
The 2022 Platinum Jubilee Set
Though Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is now gone from this world, she will never be forgotten. Remember her and her reign with this beautiful celebration coin set that commemorates her Platinum Jubilee (the 70th anniversary of her coronation). One coin features an effigy of the Queen as a young woman — as she looked when she ascended to the throne.
The Special Wrap Roll Sets of 2022
Can’t decide on only one Canadian silver coin set? Or, perhaps you’re purchasing holiday gifts for several members of your family. Consider these special wrapped rolls of coins that honour this year in history with effigies of Alexander Graham Bell or coloured Summit Series 50th anniversary coins, or even secure a roll of this year’s uncirculated five-cent pieces for yourself and your family.
Be Part of History With Us
Coin collectors understand the value of these small items: They tie us to history, and they allow us to share in the love of collecting with like-minded folks. Let Colonial Acres Coins help you select and order your favourites today. We look forward to helping you claim your part of the groundbreaking and memorable year of 2022!